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5th Oct 1970, Led Zeppelin III was released in the UK on Atlantic records. The album peaked at No.1 on both the UK and US charts. It has now been certified 6 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 6 million copies. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/led-zeppelin-led-zeppelin…/ Led Zeppelin – […]

Any Mission – Wayne Hussey fans? We have copies of Salad Daze – Deluxe Edition Box Set which features: * Designed box housing a limited edition signed hard-back copy of the book * 7 inch vinyl single featuring two of his demos from 1980 * Exclusive branded memory stick with an additional nine songs with […]

4th Oct 1970, US singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single 'Me And Bobby McGee', and the 1971 US No.1 album 'Pearl'. She was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul" and as "Pearl" to her friends, Joplin […]

We have special limited edition hardback signed copies of John Mayall's new autobiography Blues from Laurel Canyon: My Life as a Bluesman. Mayall’s story is like no other in the annals of rock and blues. Born in the UK in 1933, he laid the foundations of British blues, nurtured a generation of future superstars and […]

1st Oct 1966, Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK when he jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic. Hendrix made his official UK live debut a month later on Friday 25 Nov 1966, when the Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Bag O'Nails Club, London. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/the-jimi-hendrix-experien…/ The Jimi […]

Win stuff! We have a new comp on the site. Up for grabs – John Lennon – Imagine The Ultimate Collection (Super Deluxe Edition)ABBA – Arrival: The Singles Coloured Vinyl Box Set, Smiths vinyl and new book: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/competitions/ Big Prize Music Competitions from This Day In Music Take part in our fabulous big prize music […]

29th Sept 1984, Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, his second US No.1, and a No.7 hit in the UK. It was the opening track on both the album and the film Purple Rain.https://youtu.be/aXJhDltzYVQ Prince – Let’s Go Crazy (Official Music […]

28th Sept 1980, The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ the group’s third No.1. Taken from their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and the best selling single of 1980. https://youtu.be/KNIZofPB8ZM The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Official Music Video) Listen to more from The […]

27th Sept 1967, Working on new songs The Beatles recorded various parts for the new John Lennon song ‘I Am the Walrus’, and the new Paul McCartney song ‘Fool On The Hill.’ Lennon received a letter from a pupil at Quarry Bank High School, that mentioned an English teacher was making his class analyse Beatles' […]

Our new book The Smiths – The Day I Was There had a great feature on TV in the UK this evening. The story of The Smiths in the words of over 400 fans with memories from the earliest Smiths shows at UK clubs through to the last ever gig at London’s Brixton Academy. Special […]


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